Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Interdisciplinary Concentration, BAE (In Moratorium)

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Note: This program is currently not accepting new students. For further information contact Fairhaven College, 360-650-6680.

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Concentration – the Individually Designed Major. The Fairhaven College Interdisciplinary Concentration provides an opportunity for developing an individually designed major for the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. It allows maximal flexibility in formulating a program to meet personal and career goals of aspiring educators, bringing together each student’s vital interests from more than one discipline into a cohesive whole.

The self-designed concentration process allows students to work with a faculty committee to articulate a sound rationale for their area of study and to develop a plan including courses, independent study projects, senior projects and, where applicable, internships and apprenticeships. Students are assisted in completing the concentration by faculty and other advisors and by the FAIR 303a, Concentration Seminar course. The Concentration Proposal rationale statement and accompanying Concentration course list form the plan of study for the Interdisciplinary Concentration major, after approval by the student’s Concentration Committee and filed in the Fairhaven College Records Office. As part of this plan of study, a minimum of three quarters of coursework, completing a minimum of 36 credits is required AFTER the concentration filing quarter.

At the conclusion of the degree program, a senior project and a concentration summary and evaluation help each graduate to evaluate their own work and to look toward the future.

Concentrations have been developed in a wide range of areas not available through traditional majors. Further information pertaining to the concentration, its possibilities and prospects, may be found on the Fairhaven College website (www.wwu.edu/fairhaven/).

Grade Requirements

A grade of ‘S’ in Fairhaven courses or C- or better in courses in other departments (C or better for Woodring College of Education courses) is required for this degree.

Fairhaven Core Curriculum

Concentrated Studies (Stage Two)

  •   Credits: 5
  •   Credits: 1-18
  • ❑ Coursework as approved by student’s individual concentration committee. For students wishing to acquire teaching credentials, Western’s Woodring College of Education offers a choice of majors appropriate to public school teaching. Faculty advise students in the construction of their programs and work closely with Woodring College of Education in helping students to complete requirements.

Advanced Studies (Stage Three)

Fairhaven Graduation Requirements

Fairhaven Core Curriculum  
Completion of at least 25 credits at Fairhaven and 50 credits outside Fairhaven
180 Minimum Total Credits 
60 Minimum Upper Division Credits 
Residency Requirement 
Final Quarter Requirement 
Writing Proficiency Requirement (WP)  

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